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MTV Africa
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsBET Africa
Comedy Central Africa
MTV Base Africa
Nickelodeon Africa
Nicktoons Africa
Nick Jr. Africa
Launched3 July 2013; 9 years ago (3 July 2013)
ReplacedMTV Europe

MTV Africa[1] (formerly MTV South Africa) is an African pay television from Paramount Networks EMEAA. It focuses mainly on rebroadcasting MTV US content as well as airing local-produced reality series. Founded by Alex Okosi and launched as 'Africas MTV' alongside founding members Jandre Louw, Dudu Qubu and Maya Padmore.



MTV Africa is available in Sub-Saharan Africa exclusively through DStv. It is available in Southern Africa through the Compact, Extra and Premium bouquets while in the rest of Africa on Compact, Compact + and Premium and can be accessed in two million households in the region. The channel was originally available exclusively on DStv Premium following MTV Europe.



Award Shows and Live Music Specials

See also


  1. ^ "MTV Africa (@MTVAfrica) on Twitter". Retrieved 10 February 2016.